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contravention of the fourth amendment and complete contravention of the law at that time. as i'm sure and many of my colleagues will certainly recall this was revealed to the american public four years later when it was reported in "the new york times" in 2005. and in response after years of back and forth contentious debate, congress passed the fisa amendments act, the bill that we are considering on this floor today. we're considering a reauthorization. this law gave the government new surveillance authorities, but it also included a sunset provision to ensure that congress examines where the law is working and the way it was intended. now, the debate we're having right now on this floor is that reexamination. i will just note that i think it's unfortunate that we're doing this at the last second. we have known that this intelligence law is going to expire for years. it was laid out for a multiyear span. and certainly, it is irresponsible for this chamber to be debating this bill under a falsely created pressure that it needs to be done without any amendments in order to match the bill from
laws. >> kim dacey has more on what to expect. >> on tuesday, a dozen new state laws will go into effect. some were highly discuss. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out something of their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled -- a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope will protect foster children. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass bill law allowing minors the ability to freeze their credit reports. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 37 degrees at 5:06. a petition growing against a church group. >> george h.w. bush takes a turn for the worse. >> this is a live picture on the west side. it looks pretty good here. >>
click on whetheather. >> there will be a bunch of new laws in maryland. kim dacey has more with what we can expect. >> on tuesday, a dozen new state laws will go into effect. some were highly discussed. others you might not know about. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law states baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. that means current officials will get an extra year in office. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft.. a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope it will protect foster children. they are especially vulnerable. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass a law allowing minors the ability to freeze their credit
that new gun control laws could be passed and as a result, gun sales are now booming. >> with all the political issues and all that i think there is more people that weren't interested in guns before and they are now. >> meantime a small group of people gathered outside of a gun store in district heights, maryland. organizers say guns send too many young people to their graves or prison. the organizers say they may hold a protest at a later time. >>> another big story tonight, over the past two decades more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted into american families, but that could change in a big way based on the latest move by the russian government. fox's amy kellogg has that story. ory. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin signs a law banning adoptions by americans. it is named after a russian toddler who died after being left in a hot car in virginia by his adoptive parents. >> of translator: as far as i know from the opinion polls, the vast majority of russians are negative about a the doing our children. we need to do it ourselves. >> reporter: but --
vladimir putin sign lad law today banning americans from adopting russian clish, a law some in maryland say it's heartbreaking and punishes nobody but the child. brian kuebler set down with one president. >> you may have heard of her, confined to a wheelchair because of spina bifida. she won three gold medals and a bronze in this year's paralympic games. she would never have reached that if not adopted by her mother debra. >> she decide not have a wheelchair. she crawled on the floor. her feet had atrophied behind her. she was very anemic. >> but being part of the family, she grew into the family both physically and socially. this is her at the russian orphanage, serving as an inspiration for the children and staff there. this is her trying to deliver a petition at the embassy, begging president putin not to sign the law which he did today, destroying the opportunity she had with an american family. her story powerful enough for inbound but the russian president. >> president putin has just nailed the lid in the coffin. shame on him. shame on him for saying here's an ultimatum. i'm angry at
. if this bill becomes law, it will be the third budget bill in a row passed since we took over leadership in january, 2011, a big change from the previous six years when we only passed one budget bill. this was an open bipartisan process where we reached agreement on issues that will make this country safer and intelligence processes more efficient. we know we're facing tough economic times. this budget is slightly below the enacted levels of f.y. 2012. we made cuts where appropriate, eliminated redundancies and push programs to come in on time and on budget. people ask me what keeps me up at night? besides spicy food, i say weapons of mass destruction and a catastrophic cyberattack that shuts down our banking systems, water supplies, power grids or worse. this bill continues a substantial investment in cybersecurity that must be made to keep up with the cyberthreats of today and tomorrow. we also believe we must protect privacy and civil liberties when it comes to cybersecurity. another priority is space. the bill promotes the commercial space industry by enhancing the government's use o
are four days away frulg off the fiscal cliff. what law makers are doing to try to avoid an economic disaster. >> the loss of a leader and a hero. this morning we are remembering general norman schwarzkopf and looking at the legacy he left behind on this friday september 28th. good morning -- december 28th. good morning i am charley croweson. >> i am megan pringle. the weather has been the story because we have seeing wild weather and it's been cold. >> some of that is coming up for the weekend. mike masco is standing by to let us know how bad it could be getting. >> we will see a couple inches of snow across the area. today not a problem a few clouds in the afternoon. glen burnie at 35. around the freezing mark in reisterstown and manchester 28 degrees. and here we go winter weather advisories over the northern tier close to the p.a. line into tomorrow. we are expecting advising that this storm over the tennessee valley will run into cold air and produce a snow event. look at future trend look good during the course of the morning hours. we expect the snow to break out a little afte
of 2013. it was a rough year with two shootings on campus. >>> the russian president signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. a law that people say is heartbreaking and punishes no one but the children. one family says he just signed a death notice for thousands of orphans in his country. >> reporter: you may have heard of her, she won three gold medals and a bronze in this past summer's paraolympic games in london. reaching goals she would have never reached if she had not been adopted at age 6 by her mother deborah. >> she did not have a wheelchair. she crawled on the floor. she was very anemic and was not expected to live languishings but being part of the clarksville family she grew into a champion both physically and socially. this is tatiana at the russian orphanage she was adopted from, serving as an inspiration for the children and staff there. and this is her trying to deliver a petition begging the president to not sign the law he did today which in fact devoys the opportunity -- destroys the opportunity she had with an american family. her story powerful e
hospitalized in november for treatment of bronchitis-related cough. and in our nation's capital, law i can makers meeting outside of cameras and microphones, so we don't know whatey they are saying, but we know they arote negotiating. coming up with ways to prevent tax hikes and spending cuts if no deal is reached before then. mitch mcconnell telling us they have been going back and forth all day and talks are continuing into the evening. no major progress though yet to report. and that is how fox reports on this saturday, december 29th. i'mm harris falkner. tomorrow, tune in for a specialal two-hour fox report as the fiscal cliff deadline nears on the eve of the last stock market day of theae year. we will be all over it with deadlines and they are trying to get a vote, something together. "huckabee" starts now. >> this week on the journal editorial report. a look back at the year that was and what is ahead for 2013. 2012 was a tough year for conservatives on the national level, but in the states, some hopeful signs of reform, and looking forward, is the economy headed for rebound orie se
vote on something then. the senate could also pass it and signed into law. gregg: right. >> everyone is talking about there is not enough time. this is not true. congress can do whatever it wants. if they agree, the two parties agree congress can pass things very quickly the trick is getting both sides to agree. gregg: it is always small ball and it is never really significant. which shows an utter lack of courage. and the american people, you know, feel that way too about their representatives. put up on the "gallup poll." "gallup poll", likelihood of averting the fiscal cliff. there you see, susan, people are losing faith. i'm actually surprised that they haven't lost all faith. >> actually i was going to say the same thing. i think that number is pretty surprising. i would think it is much higher at this point. perhaps the public is getting used to this kind of game they play chicken and at the last second they come up with a deal. remember august 2011, we thought the nation was running out of money, we would hit the debt ceiling, government would partially shut down, literally at
. they exchanged vows just after midnight when the new law took effect. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. >> after nine years it's all good. >> voters approved it in nova long with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed
a firearms group in ohio launching a test program. and arizona proposing a change to state law to allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. >> if you have somebody come in that is mentally ill with a weapon and they're killing people, an administrator or teacher can figure that out. >> the move comes after the recent shooting massacre in newtown, connecticut. a gunman shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. 20 of the victims were young children. gun rights advocates saying teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in the critical first few minutes to protect children during the school shooting. but some teachers strongly disagree with the idea. >> i think it is ridiculous. i don't think that teachers should be carrying guns. i don't think violence is the answer and the biggest thing i don't think is i don't think it will solve the problem. >> reporter: only a handful of states including utah and new hampshire allow concealed weapons in public schools. >>> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your stop stories. >> fox 5 morning n
city's brooklyn bridge last night. they want tighter gun laws in the country. several hundred people are said to have participated in the march. carrying candles, they stopped in the middle ever the bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. the school shooting has prompted renewed debate about gun control. legislators and the nra stood their ground on sunday morning talk shows. jessica doyle is here with the latest. good morning, jess. >> good morning to you, andrea. of course good morning to everybody at home. we definitely are seeing the drumbeat for tougher gun controls getting louder in the wake of course of newtown. we saw that on the sunday morning talk shows yesterday. among many other places in the wake of this tragedy, but advocates for tougher laws are running head first into gun rights lawmakers as well as the national rifle association. that's not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california who is vowing to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limit the number of bullets a magazine
. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc champs, the baltimoreravens.com are in full playoff mode. most of the ravens starters did not even dress for the game. the bengals won, 23-17. the colts will return to baltimore for another playoff game. ravens fever is sweeping the area. >> for ravens fans, this is the best time of the year, the playoffs. once again, w
they will legally be allowed to marry. we talked to a silver spring couple about their plans and why the law means so much to them. >> days away from the data have been waiting for since they met. -- the day they have been waiting for since they met. they will be one of the first couple's to wed with me same-sex marriage law takes effect new year's day. the couple will be on the eastern shore to exchange bows. >> we, were part of a pioneer of movement, just like the suffragettes. >> they will be wearing matching, tuxedos, nicely pressed. in the top things off with a manicure and pedicure. their union will be a marriage, not a civil union. >> there is something deeper, spiritually. >> you are married when it is legitimized by your friends your family, and your country. >> the day after the law passed, early november, i felt a lift. i felt like and walked a little bit taller that day. >> it is a feeling of legitimacy they have been hoping would come for 59 years. the couple, who met at a country band car, say there is no better place to exchange vows than a state that recognizes their marriage. >> t
. you can get the updated forecast -- android apps. click on weather. a law banning americans from -- bannging americans from adopting russians signed into law in retaliation to against russians they believe to be human rights violators. >> it is not surprising there is a political tit-for-tat. it's not surprising. what is shocking is that they are using the well being of children at risk. for the sake of political retribution. that has to stop. >> it will go into effect january 1st and it is likely that 46 children who were about to be adopted will now remain in russia. american families have been the biggest overseas of doctors taking in more than 60,000 children over the last two decades. a contract remains in a coma after being beaten in west baltimore and the person responsible is still at large. they found 57-year-old stephen pearson on conscious inside a home last week. family members say he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. he remains in serious but stable condition. anyone with information is asked to call city police. a possible hate
. localpoliticians believe that tonight they have more ammunition in the push for title gun laws following the comments by the nation's top gun lobby. >> which i say chan t shootings at sandy hook make the efforts more public but some have pushed to revamp the state gun laws for years. . >> the nra leader appeared on sunday morning talk shows defending his stance to put armed guards in all schools. local lawmakers are pushing back. >> it's stupid. it doesn'tmake sense to administer guns to schools: when you add guns to reduce violence, i think you increase violence. >> the largest gun violence -- gun advocates broke their silence friday if it's crazy to call for putting armed police and security in our schools to protect the children, then call l me crazy. . >> senator lisa gladman who represents malt mor city is making it her mission to out law extended magazines. >> and auto -- an automatic or semiautomatic weapon doesn't work for hunters or for those who are shooting animals for the purposes of food when it comes to gun stores a senator from montgomery county will push to give t
killings, but he says he needs more help from the community. >> law enforcement is not going to solve the gang problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to solve the gun problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to fix the educational system or the poverty rate or any of those other things. >> get close to home now, starting to get late, boys. >> reporter: one thing we noticed was the amount of children on the streets after dark. >> you guys about to go in the house, right? we got to get them home where the parents can help us a lot. >> we need the parents to step up a little bit more and take ownership sincerely of their children and raise them a little bit better. >> stay here. >> reporter: at one point they pull over two men driving a car with illegal tailpipes. >> you got a license. >> they approach with caution and end up being clean, no tattoos, just two young men out trying to have a good time. the men may feel like they're being harassed. leo and jose it's a part of the job. >> overall, we do a good job as a police department and our numbers although they might h
some eastern shore residents can receive additional aid to. >several maryland laws will take effect next year and a few of the measure was likely to have a >> there was a deadly shooting in anne arundel county at dietrich's tavern of the east furnace brent road at 5:30 sunday evening and they found a 31-year-old who had been shot in the side parking lot. he was pronounced dead at the scene and police said they have a description of the suspect but have not made an arrest. some maryland residents affected by super storm center will be eligible to receive food stamps under a new federal aid program. governor martin o'malley and senators barbara mikulski announced the benefits yesterday. president obama designated the county as a major disaster area. storm victims can apply from january 7-13 at the county department of social services or at the disaster recovery center. as we go into the new year, a number of new laws are set to go into effect in maryland. one of the most high-profile ones allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law says baltimore city elections will b
will not react until the senate does. >> as we ring in the new year next week, maryland will enact new laws. some key provisions that go into effect on the first. >> about a dozen state laws will go into effect when the clock reaches midnight next tuesday. we picked a few of them to highlight some of them may have heard about already. some of them, maybe not. with any new year comes new opportunities, new experiences, and new laws. after a contentious battle, gay couples and the maryland will be able to say "i do" on january 1. couples will not go into affect until 2013 -- marriage licenses will not go into affect until 2013. elections will not be held on the same cycle as presidential elections in baltimore. it will some be easier for veterans to prove they served. the department of veterans affairs will be required to give them set -- something to prove their status. dibble half included on their driver's licenses as long as they have the proper identification -- they will have to include it on their driver's licenses as long as they have the proper identification. a parent or guardian will hav
jump but it's only supposed to go for primary residents. the state legislature passed a law to try to cut down homeowners getting the credit for properties they shouldn't have been getting credit for. for the past five-years maryland homeowner is have gotten at least two notices by mailing you know an application had to be [inaudible] for that credit. >> this five-year program that we have had we asked homeowners to file an application just to verify they are living in the property, it's not a rental, it's not a second home. husband and wife can have one, can't have two. we are eliminating some of the credits that shouldn't have been granted over the last 30 years basically. >> he said that out of one and a half million homeowners only a million have filed for it. you have until december 31st to get it done and we have a link to the state site where you can find if you still need to file one. click on this story in the feature story a yes section. >>> for families hoping to adopt terrible news out of russia. what the president is planning that could leave 46 children with loving
regarding the law in russia banning americans from adopting russian children. jummy olabanji has been following this. >> in the past couple of minutes we have learned that russian president vladimir putin has signed the bill banning the american adoption of russian children. this just crossed the associated press wire. four minutes ago. we know that this law will go into effect on new year's day and would include a ban on adoptions that are already in progress. this move is seen largely as a retaliation against the u.s. rights sanctions signed into law by president barack obama earlier this year. once again, russian president vladimir putin signed the law and it will go into effect next week. a couple of days. a story we have been falling for several weeks now. any new developments including any statements, we will be sure to pass those along. back to you. >> here in the jacqui jeras weather center. -- in the weather center with jacqui jeras. a nice break -- today not so bad? >> less than 24 hours to get your traveling done, so do it now. a little bit chilly -- 37 at reagan national.
consider one of our children already. >> reporter: the slaw in retaliation for a law that calls for sanctions. some argued it victimizes children just to make a political point. she arrived in the u.s. in 1992. she is the first peab beburn in moscow to be adopted by an american family. >> it makes me feel good that i have a family here. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children in the last 0 years but russian officials point to the 19 children who died after being adopted by american parents. there's the case of one who was sent back by his adoptive parent carrying a note saying he had been too difficult top handle. the law was called politically motivated. the u.s. is also asking that children who have already be bonded with their parents be allowed to ten nisht process. >>> some call this bill des tenned for hun -- a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of children in russia. >> debra mcfadden adopted a dabbled girl from russia -- disabled girl from russia when she was six. now she's a pair olympickic -- paralympic star. the type of life her mother s
before the health care law kicks in. so, we are moving in that direction, particularly in the entitlement state. not reforming it, but actually expanding it. >> aen what happened this year was the supreme court helping this along, you have the justices essentially rewrite legislation changing the plain text that congress passed in order to declare obamacare constitutional, which is a little scary, that that highest justices in the land would take that sort of activist role and you mentioned france, dan, that's scary. the back drop of this whole presidential year is europe. we know where the path leads. and the turmoil and welfare states and how unsustainability and the high unemployment that comes with them and that was the back drop of our presidential campaign. >> paul: okay, the voters said, yeah, we're going to keep moving in that direction, kim. i mean, how, what do you think the electorate is here, behind the choices that jason just suggested they might be? >> barack obama won this election by very effectively making this a referendum about his opponent, mitt romney. so if you went
neighborhood over the next few days. right now the highway patrol and other local law enforcement agency around the bay area are launching their annual crack down on drunk drivers. dui checkpoint in place tonight through the bay area and they will be up and running through new year's day to try to keep people safe and drugs off the road. >> one bay area lawmaker proposing new solution for getting repeat drunk drivers off the road. already being used in other states and some considering it here. david has the story. >> thinking behind proposed crack down over repeat offenders is to address what hill says is a high rate of drunk drivers who don't modify their behavior. he cite 2009 statistics most recent numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and conviction ins california. and 27 percent of those were repeat offenders. >>reporter: second dui conviction would require a driver to buy and install ignition intercept did he vase. this is video posted on you tube by several manufacturers showing how the did he advises work. breath sample taken and car will start onl
. >> the new year brings the new light bulb laws. starting tomorrow, companies cannot make or import the 75-watt incandescent light bulb in the u.s. retailers can still sell remaining stock in the stores. traditional 60 and 40-watt bulbs will go away in 2014. you can buy incandescent or led bulbs. how many times did i have to say bulbs in that? >> no kidding, right. a continuing twister for you. >>> ahead, video you have to see to believe. celebrating the redskins and he wasn't on the field. may have taken place in his living room. it's pretty awesome. >>> we've got reaction from the players too on their first division title this century. >>> why speed cameras could be up for debate in maryland. >> your weather and >>> there he goes. morris to the end zone! >> hail to the division champion redskins. in one night, redskins win their seventh straight, feel a home playoff game and send the cowboys packing. reaction from the team's stars ahead. >>> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> plus, fiscal cliffhanger to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts down
and it appears law makers are not too quick to offer a safety net. sandra endo is in washington with the latest on the developing story and sandra, it does seem like this is all talk and no action right now doesn't it. >> reporter: that's right. and there's only a few days left in this year to get anything done and that's why president obama has called the top four congressional leaders to the white house this afternoon for a closed-door meeting charley. and he wants to try to figure out a way to end this fiscal cliff stalemate but you hear the rhetoric being talked about on capitol hill, among leaders, republicans and democrats are still pointing the blame at each other for not getting this deal done. and for the lack of progress. so still no movement yet and there's only a few days to go to a get anything done. charley. >> you know let's go to what was said yesterday we talk about harry reid referring to john boehner as dictator. and we got mitch mcconel saying we are not going to write a blank check coming up with solutions. it seals like there's no common -- seems like there's no common gro
if the deal is not reached this week, but potential strike, law shoreman threatening to walk off the ports in the east on gulf coast. this could disrupt billions of dollars in shipments. joining us now ed butowsky, a hell of a way to start a week with the threat after strike. to put it in context, when l.a. had a dock workers strike ten years ago, it cost a billion dollars a day. this is going to affect ports in newark, houston, miami, this could be several billion dollar hits every day to our economy? >> yeah, and i tell you, when you look at it, it's really similar. there are some parallels to the fiscal cliff discussion. because the arguments are about are the royalty payments that the dock workers get for bringing merchandise on board and unloading the cargo and what the similarity is really that we're not-- they're not talking about more business, they're talking about how do we split up the same pie and same thing with the fiscal cliff, we're not talking growing the economy, how do you split up the economy getting the tax revenue and the same thing with the longshoreman strike. which
in the wake of the new town shootings. but advocates for tough gun control laws are running head first into advocates for gun control, gun rights advocates as well as the national rifle association. in the meantime, though, that is not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california from possibly proposing new legislation, maybe as soon as next month that would tighten the gun control laws in america, possibly limiting which weapons can be sold and how many bullets can be housed within a magazine. she certainly has plenty of support from fellow democrats. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> reporter: also on the sunday talk shows, we saw the c.e.o. of the nra coming out dismissing calls for an assault weapons ban or limiting ammunitions. instead he is pushing for more police officers in schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you that the american people think it's
, linda so, abc2 news. >>> oh along with allowing 24 hour casinos and table games, there are also new laws going into effect in the new yore. one of the biggest changes is same sex marriage will be allowed in our state. and there's also a new law allowing veterans to have their veterans status on the driver's license. another aimed at protecting children from id theft. parents can actually freeze their child's credit any time that they want. >>> you sent gifts to the grief- stricken community in newtown connecticut. but they're deeply grateful they say for the gifts but can't handle the flood of donations. they're asking people to distribute gifts in their own towns in memory of these 26 victims. once they process the warehouses full of items, warehouses full, they'll then be able to determine best ways to help out. >>> more than 200 teachers in utah are expected to get concealed weapons training today. the state is seeking to arm more educators in the wake of the newtown crisis. they have since opened it up and hundreds of teachers signed up and advocates say teachers can react quicker in
48 hours. >>> you voted for a handful of laws, tomorrow the laws go in to effect in maryland. the big one is same-sex marriage. at midnights january 1st, same sex couples with legally marry in the state. wednesdayings are planned during the first few minutes of 2013. stephanie rawlings blake is opening city hall at 12:30 in the morning where the historic ceremonies, same-sex marriage isn't the only change coming to maryland. there is a law allowing veterans to have status show up on their driver's license. another aimed at protecting children from id theft by allowing parents to freeze their child's credit any time they want. >>> coach chuck returned to the sidelines this weekend for the first time since diagnosed with leukemia. what his team pulled out for him and showing sweet dance moves after the game. we will look at the emotional pregame ceremony for the new york giants. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, eg
on the cup. >>> regardless of the fiscal cliff, the new year will bring new laws. same sex marriage will be allowed in maryland. that is not not the only new law. we told you about 24 hour casinos and a new law allowing veterans showing their status on drivers license. and freezing a child's credit any time they want to protect them. >>> former president george h. p. w. bush is in intensive care tonight. he has a fever. he is alert and talking with medical staff. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital since before thanksgiving. his doctors say he is struggling with a fever that just won't go away. >> best wishes to him tonight. coming up, does the thought of opening your cell phone bill make you panic? >> $300 a month. >> well, abc2 working for you tonight. which plans are the best for families? >> and don't forget to down load maryland's most powerful news app. you can get maryland's most powerful radar even animated right here on your iphone. >>> and you relied on them decades. what you may have to say bye bye to in 2013. abc2 news is back in just a minute. >> new tonight, givin
's speed camera law. lawmakers plan to look closely at the law in the upcoming general assembly. they expect to tweak the state law allowing local governments to install the cameras. this comes as baltimore's speed camera program comes under intense scrutiny. the cameras have been issuing tickets to cars that are not speeding. including one that was stopped at a red light. >>> this is your last day to enjoy $2.25 on will dulles toll road. rates go up 50 cents at midnight. the rate hike helps to pay for construction of metro's new silver line. if you take the toll road each day to work, you'll pay at least $260 more a year. rates will jump another 75 cents to $3.50 next year. >>> on this new year's eve, many public transit agencies are running on modified schedules. metro rail will stay open two hours later closing at 2:00 a.m. metro rail and buses are running on a weekend schedule. the marc train will operate the penn and -- no service on the camden line. the virginia railway express is running on a holiday schedule as well. >>> the national archives is commemorating the 150th a
alan wang reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses like the pier 15 restaurant and bar say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's why we have returning customers all the time because we do care about our customers. >> they are offer
? they got over 906 bills signed into law. how about speaker newt gingrich's congress. 333 bills signed into law. your congress has just 219 bills signed into law. >> the american people are sick of it. joining me now is clarence page, columnist for the chicago tribune. thank you both for being here. >> i'm glad to be here. thanks for having me. >> ryan, this "huffington post" story got a lot of coverage. >> it's as dysfunctional as anything we had in the modern era. it's great that amanda ran the traps on that. what she found is dozens of these bills managed simply renamed federal bills or post offices. so, in some ways, their accomplishments are even overstated. so, you know, it's just -- it's just been an awful two years from congress and the american people's opinion of it is right. i think it has an eight or nine or ten percent approval rating and that's probably generous. >> gallup says they're 68% on if fiscal cliff, but clarence page, you covered congress. you covered the hill in washington for some time better than -- >> long time, yeah. >> better than most that i've known. hav
meaningful oversight. beyond the straightforward application of the law to specific and sometimes highly classified circumstances, fisa court rulings may include substantive interpretations of governing legal authorities. as is true in every court called on a construed statutory text, fisa applications are influential in determining the contours of the government' surveillance authorities. unlike specific collections which are properly classified in many instances, i believe that the fisa court's substantive legal interpretation of statutory authorities should be made public. a hallmark of the rule of law which is a bedrock principle upon which our nation is founded, mr. president, is that the requirements of law must be made publicly available, available for review, available for the scrutiny of the average american. the merkley-lee amendment establishes a cautious and reasonable process for declassification consistent with the rule of law. its procedures are limited in three key respects: first, the pathway for declassification applies only to the most important decisions that include
's for it to be approved and signed into law. today's the 27th. the senate comes back in session today, the house is in pro-forma so it probably will not do any work. you only have a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal -- ink a deal. the president took off last night from hawaii, but there's a five-hour time difference. time is working against these lawmakers. they will have to figure out something if they want to do anything before new year's. it seems quite likely that we are going to go over this cliff and that whatever happens is going to have to be resolved after january 1. it has been looking like that before the holiday, but certainly now, particularly if you remember for congress broke for the christmas break, speaker raynor was not able to get the backup plan through his caucus, so there was no pressure on democrats to try to counter that immediately. senate democrats saying we passed a bill that raises tax rates on incomes over $250,000, we ran on this and this is what we are offering. house republicans were saying, no, we want to negotiate something, figure it out and send it to us. someo
up by law. every american paycheck will considerably smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do. >> after meeting with the president and treasury secretary, congressional leaders headed back to the capital without a deal. nancy pelosi insists some progress was made. disgorge by reports the would not be a deal todaythe dow closed down. the president did not make any new offers. congress should least extend tax cuts for everyone making $250,000 or less, and extend long-term unemployment benefits. democrats said have enough votes in the house and senate to pass the president also version of a short-term plan, but it is up to republicans in the house to call a vote. >> in the case of the speaker, i don't refuse to hold a vote per one of the key players, chris van halle, ranking democrat and house budget committee says he understands the public frustration -- hollen, ranking democrat and house budget committee, says he understands the public frustration. today the house speaker said he will not call for any votes until the senate has voted. possible new year's eve a vote on monday.
, danielle leigh, nbc news. >> as we head to the new year, a number of new laws are set to effect here in maryland. one allowing gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law states baltimore city elections will be held on the same cycle as the presidential election, meaning officials will get an extra year in office. as of january 1, a parent or guardian will have the right to free credit reports to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft. it is hoped it will protect foster children, who are especially vulnerable. >> we are hoping that the credit bureau to the part of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can either freeze them en masse as well as help them to access to their credit reports. >> when it comes to the weather, we are in the clear from rain or snow for now, that was not the case further north of us in new jersey. several communities woke up this know this morning after several inches fell last night. some areas were expecting up to 8 inches with wind gusts up as high as 60 miles an hour overnight. all that snow, rain, and sl
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. they will be family back on monday. >>> coming up on "news4 at 5," the fight for tougher gun laws is not easing up. the battle is taking center stage in our backyard. >>> burg lars in virginia stole boats and shot breezy the dog, but all hope is not lost for the dog who still hayes two bullets in her. >>> vdot crews are prepared for what could >>> a big drug bust at dulles airport, a shipment that was supposed to be wood coffee tables turned out to be the levy plant called kot, there were 214 pounds of the drug there, part of a freight shipment from qatar. the street value about $30,000. a customs spokesman says it's difficult to pursue charges, because the drugs start breaking down about 48 hours after its harvested. >>> tonight a new milestone in liver transplantation that became a life-saving christmas gift for a woman in maryland. gwen shaffer was tess top of the transplant lift. she got word last week there might be as organ for her, but the odds weren't good, just a 30% chance of getting a new liver. however, luck was on her side. she got the organ and the operation was a big succeed. the ic
. >> retaliation for a new united states law. >> this is political retaliation. the ponds are the children. -- the pawns are the children. they have no voice. it will harm thousands of lives. >> last year, there were more than 100,000 children living in orphanages. if this adoption ben is signed into law, it will go in january 1. >> thank you. a symbol of the holiday season is shiny for a few more days. it is a bittersweet reminder of the closure of the steel mill. the star of bethlehem has been shining bright for more than 40 years. the operator went bankrupt. the plant is being sold off in pieces. the chief marketing officer says the company's decision to light the star one last time was done to show respect for the community. i do not care how uncool it sounds, but i used to love watching dick clark on new year's eve. this year, he will be part of the celebration. 288 new crystal triangles were added this morning. one of them was engraved with the words, dick clark. that is his widow. and he hosted the new year's eve celebration for more than 40 years before he passed away earlier this
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's for families trying to adopt children in russia. president vladimir putin has signed a new law banning adoptions by americans. russia is retaliate against the u.s. law that imposes sanctions on russians who are found to be human rights violators. about 50 u.s. families were in the process of adopting children. the head of a bay area agency says it is not deal with any local clients at the moment. >> same-sex marriage in the state of maine became legal to that. the city of portland began issuing first licenses to eager couples or just after midnight. other cities are holding special hours drop the day today. this november, maine, washington and maryland became the first is to approve a marriage by popular vote. same-sex marriages are already taking place in washington state. maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses on tuesday. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. here is a live look outside on our van ness will scan. >> we're taking a look is storm tracker 4. we are still in dealing with sprinkles outside. it really is not too much. the rain is tapering off and this is a view
-- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws. >> i think when people see schoolchildren slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> last year maryland had 398 murders. 272 were committed by people using firearms. 260 happened by way of handguns. 5 by shotguns, three by an unknown firearms. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school. >> that is the security stance of the national rifle association. armed police did not protect these schools students. >> many people can learn how to effectively and safely guard others with firearms. >> one lawmaker here in maryland will fight against that as he proposes a bill on concealed weapons permit. >> for folks who have a concealed weapons permit, you cannot bring it into a place where there is going to be children. you cannot bring it into a library. he most certainly cannot bring it into law school. this madness must stop. >> and senator ferguson says this is a complex problem and will take a comple
set to become legal in maryland next week now a new debate about discrimination laws regarding same sex marriage. >> scott broom was in annapolis where a trolley bus operator is getting out of the wedding business altogether. >> reporter: the discover annapolis trolley does not just have tourists, it does a good business with wedding parties as well as you can see on the website. but no more. operator matt grubs announced he will not do business with same sex couples on religious grounds and because it would be illegal he's decided to give up weddings altogether with mixed reactions from tourists. >> he stands for his beliefs. >> he might change his mind later on. >> reporter: grubs refused to do interviews but derek mccoy of the anti-gay marriage group maryland alliance calls this an unintended consequence of the law. >> there are consequences to it. >> reporter: what about a wedding photographer or a limo operator who didn't want to do business with african-american couples? what's the difference there? >> well, again, we're not talking about racial discrimination that divides the
lots of questions but a lot of it is based on misinformation. some of the laws they are going to change won't affect everybody. for instance, the 3.8 tax on the sale of a house. it will only affect people who have a huge gain on the sale of their house, and we have to explain that. >> i spoke a few weeks ago with alice, the former director of office of management and budget, and she said she did not think we would go over the fiscal cliff but she said if we did she thought it's a misnomer, that fiscal cliff is not really the right term. it would be more like a fiscal gentle slope because we wouldn't feel the effects of it, most taxpayers, immediately. do you agree or disagree? >> i agree a lot. the only problem, if they don't decide what they're going to do about to patch for the alternative minimum tax we won't be able to file our tax returns, because that's an actual form that has to be printed out and we can't print that until we know what goes on it, so it could hold up people's refunds. >> could be bad news. >> very bad for those getting refunds. >>> if you have questions log on to
, president obama pledged to do something about gun laws to prevent a similar incident from happening. yesterday in an exclusive sit-down on nbc's meet the press, the president continued to keep that promise. >> with public opinion, there's nothing you can't do. and without public opinion, there's very little you can get done in this town. so i'm going to be putting forward a package. i'm going to be putting my full weight behind it. i'm going to be making an argument to the american people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at sandy hook elementary does not happen again. >> the president called the day of the shooting the worst day of his presidency. >>> in new york, thousands came out in tribute of two firefighters killed during a christmas eve ambush. the flag-draped casket carrying volunteer firefighter michael chiapperini were brought into a high school auditorium in webster. chiapperini was one of two firefighters killed during an attack in which a man set his house on fire and then shot several resp
. >> new this morning. the number law enforcement officers who died while on duty have declined this year. 127 federal, state and low officers have died while performing their duties so far this year. there were 165 deaths last year and 154 in 2010. the majority of officers who died were either victims of traffic accidents or were shot. texas had the highest number of deaths at 10. followed by georgia with 8 and maryland and colorado both had this experience >> in world new lows. the victim of a brutal gang rape and new dell high has arrived in singapore for additional medical treatment, after her condition worsened. the 23 year-old woman was attacked in a new dell high bus last week. if the rape sparked widespread protests-and a government panel will be assembled to look into the crime and suggest ways to approved women's safety. >> south africa's presidency says that former president nelson mandela has been released from the hospital. the 94 year-old had been in the hospital since the beginning of this month. he was diagnosed with a lot of infection and also had a surgery to remove gall
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